Deccan Herald Writes – Turtle alarm goes off after road asphalting gets ok


Marine Biologist and activist Prakash Mesta said the black-topping of the kaccha road is a clear indication that the construction of the port will commence. “The NGT has given clear instructions that the company has to get new environment clearance …

Mesta also questioned the logic behind having four major ports  — Mangaluru, Karwar, Keni near Ankola and Honnavar — in a 200-km range, at a time when the two operational ports are not even functioning at 50% of their capacity.

Scientist M D Subash Chandra, a KSCZMA member, said experts objected to the asphalting of the kaccha road. “I have given my objection in writing too, stating that it has a damaging impact on ecologically sensitive areas,” he said.

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